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Blockchain Explained in Two Minutes

Blockchain Explained in Two Minutes

Confused by blockchain? If you’ve got two minutes, we’ll cut out the jargon and the unnecessary technical specifications and show you how the blockchain evolved from the double-entry accounting ledgers of the medieval era, to the checkbooks of yesteryear, to the distributed, shared ledger that exists today. You’ll also learn […]

What’s Up Next with Coinbase’s New Investment Arm

What’s Up Next with Coinbase’s New Investment Arm

The blockchain world lies in the path of an incoming storm. With regulators picking up speed in defining regulation on altcoin products and with at least one former regulator arguing that existing major coins like Ether and Ripple may already be in violation of securities rules, the advent of new […]

How to Buy Zcash, a Step-by-Step Guide

How to Buy Zcash, a Step-by-Step Guide

When bitcoin was introduced, there was a significant segment of the market that was attracted to the digital currency based on the promise of anonymous transactions. For some, having invisible money was a right, an assurance that no bank or central authority was tracking how they were using their money […]

What Is Bitcoin Halving?

What Is Bitcoin Halving?

When you invest in bitcoin or an altcoin, the first thing to understand is where that coin originates. In the case of bitcoin, for example, blocks are “mined.” This means figuring out some extremely complicated and difficult-to-solve math problems. If you solve them, though, the reward is currently 12.5 bitcoin. […]

What Is “Proof of Authority” in Blockchain Terminology?

What Is “Proof of Authority” in Blockchain Terminology?

You know how bitcoin mining functions. Anybody can download the software and mine blocks, hoping to be the first to solve a complicated mathematical problem and get the coins hidden inside that precious block. But what about altcoins where the supply is more tightly controlled? Who does the mining then? […]

What’s the Deal with Telegram’s ICO?

What’s the Deal with Telegram’s ICO?

Well, that took a turn. In a very short period of time, Telegram has gone from a popular messaging app to a lucrative blockchain investment to a publicly aborted ICO filled with questions. What exactly happened here? The short version is that the company doesn’t need to launch an ICO. […]

Bitcoin Basics: What Is a Tokenless Register?

Bitcoin Basics: What Is a Tokenless Register?

“Blockchain” is on the verge of becoming a meaningless buzzword. Everybody wants to add blockchain to everything, like a hot new vegetable or dish that seemingly turns up on every menu anywhere you eat out. But, much like there’s a valid reason to put kale and bacon in pretty much […]